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SOUNDS Academy Internship Program
SOUNDS Academy Interns are committed, adaptable and understanding individuals who help create effective changes that further the development of music education to underserved youth and Title 1 schools. This awesome group is comprised of dreamers and the doers who see no bounds when given a task and making it happen. SOUNDS Academy Interns adapt and understand that it can be possible to do the “impossible”. They help to mold the future of the students, who we serve. SOUNDS Academy Interns are elite examples of creativity, leadership, perseverance, resilience, and teamwork. They don’t make excuses; they make it happen!
SOUNDS Academy Interns move mountains and have a hand in many aspects of the organization. While they attend many of events, we believe that SOUNDS Academy Interns can do more than stand at a booth and smile. An intern’s time can be better spent to create effective change. With these internships comes tremendous responsibility. SOUNDS Academy interns are taken very seriously along with their work.
• Meet with members of the SOUNDS Academy Team Member for career advice and guidance
• Opportunities to meet with expert musicians and music professionals
• Access to concerts, concert halls, and festivals
• Network with professionals in a multitude of fields
• Possibility of working with current SOUNDS Academy teachers and/or students
• Professional development opportunities in multiple fields including public speaking, fundraising, marketing, and education
• The time commitment for internships are approximately 12-15 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship position.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Specifically: Word, Excel, and Power Point)
• Utilization of proper telephone etiquette
• Excellent editing, written, and oral communication skills
• Comprehension of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms
• Ability to communicate with others in a pleasant and courteous manner
• Ability to follow directions and meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task, work on multiple projects, and meet deadlines
• Willingness to take initiative, learn, and independently complete projects
• A desire for personal growth and development
• An ability to flexible and solve problems independently and as a team member
• Work well independently and with a team
• Have passion and joy for what you do in order to help improve the lives of others
• Fluency in Spanish is helpful but not required
• Enrolled as a Sophomore or higher in High School or currently enrolled in a college degree program
• Proficient in computer skills, specifically with Spreadsheets, Microsoft Suite, and Google Suite
• Have customer service experience
Focus Areas: Interns will get experience in 1-3 of the following areas:
Administration and Operations
Responsibilities: Responsible for assisting the SOUNDS Academy team in providing professional leadership to organize, administer, and provide support for SOUNDS Academy Programs. Responsibilities include:
• Work with the Program Team to carry out the SOUNDS Academy mission in order to continuously improve student achievements
• Communicate with empathy and understanding in responding effectively to the individual needs of students and families
• Communicate effectively and constructively with teachers, principals, and other key members of SOUNDS Academy programs
• React quickly to unexpected changes and interruptions in a productive, thoughtful and positive manner
• Assist the Development and Program Team with meeting assigned deadlines in a timely manner
Social Media and Marketing
Responsibilities: Responsible for increasing the social awareness of SOUNDS Academy and driving Internet traffic of the program. Responsibilities include:
• Utilize social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to inform the public about classes, events, news updates, etc. of SOUNDS Academy in order to increase awareness of the program and Internet traffic
• Utilize social media to develop, strengthen, and maintain partnerships with program participants, supporters, organizations, etc.
• Use blogging, SEO, social networking, backlink building, etc. to raise the web presence and placement of SOUNDS Academy
• Create and maintain a social media calendar to include potential posts, video interviews, blogs, student spotlights, newsletters, etc.
• Upload and post appropriate blogs, videos, pictures, status updates, etc.
• Track and report the growth of SOUNDS Academy on various social media vehicles and the Internet
Responsibilities: Responsible for increasing the charity efforts and monetary donations of SOUNDS Academy as well as tracking the progress of the donations. Responsibilities include:
• Data entry of all donations
• Organization and Implementation of Charity Events
• Create and distribute gift acknowledgements
• Follow-up with donors (via letters, e-mails, phone, etc.)
• Research potential donors and grants
• Maintain communication with past donors and supporters
• Develop rapport with current and future donors and supporters
• Assistance in soliciting donations for raffles, silent auctions, etc.
Responsibilities: Responsible for connecting professionals in the field of music to SOUNDS Academy and scheduling Musical Access opportunities for children. Responsibilities include:
• Take pictures and videos of the experiences from Musical Access connections or opportunities
• Research and recruit new potential music professionals and organizations
• Maintain communication with past music professionals and organizations
• Develop rapport with current and future music professionals and organizations
• Document and Collect visual data to increase awareness and inform the public of our programs
• Create and maintain a Program calendar to include concerts, Q&A Sessions, video interviews, blogs, artist spotlights, newsletters, etc.
• Track and report the impact of our Programs
Responsibilities: Responsible for helping teachers in the classroom during Level I group classes. Responsibilities include:
• Exemplify, Uphold, and Teach the Character Values of SOUNDS Academy
• Assist in teaching group classes, providing concentrated instruction for students when asked
• Act as a “Big Brother/Big Sister” mentor to younger SOUNDS Academy students
• Assist with taking notes and attendance of group classes
ArtCorps Student Worker Program
SOUNDS Academy Paid Internship (Fall 2023)
Working Hours: 20-25 Hours Weekly
The SOUNDS Academy Program Apprentice is responsible for assisting the CEO and Managers in a providing professional leadership to organize, administer, and provide support for SOUNDS Academy, including but not limited to: increasing the social awareness of SOUNDS Academy by driving marketing and social media traffic to the program; increasing the charity efforts and monetary donations of SOUNDS Academy; tracking the progress of donations; connecting professionals in the field of music to SOUNDS Academy students; and scheduling Musical Access opportunities for children.
The Administrative Intern is responsible for assisting the director in providing professional leadership to organize, administer, and provide support for SOUNDS Academy. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
- Work the director to carry out the SOUNDS Academy mission in order to continuously improve student achievements
- Model the SOUNDS Academy character values while implementing the vision and mission of the organization.
- Utilize social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to inform the public of classes, events, news updates, etc. of SOUNDS Academy in order to increase awareness of the program and Internet traffic
- Utilize social media to develop, strengthen, and maintain partnerships with program participants, supporters, organizations, etc.
- Create and maintain a social media calendar to include potential posts, video interviews, blogs, student spotlights, newsletters, etc.
- Uploading and posting appropriate blogs, videos, pictures, status updates, etc.
- Tracking and reporting the growth of SOUNDS Academy on various social media vehicles and the Internet
- Data entry of all donations
- Create and distribute gift acknowledgements
- Follow up with donors (via letters, e-mails, phone, etc.)
- Assistance in soliciting donations for raffles, silent auctions, etc.
- Develop rapport with current and future music professionals
- Create and maintain a Musical Access calendar to include concerts, Q&A Sessions, video interviews, blogs, artist spotlights, newsletters, etc.
- Tracking and reporting the impact of the Musical Access Program
- Other duties as assigned
- Currently enrolled in a two or four year college degree program
- Proficient computer skills
- Experience in a customer service role
- Other attributes and characteristics include being a creative problem solver, able to switch tasks quickly, detail oriented, persistent, personable, strategic, a team worker, and a leader
Please note: All ArtCorps student worker positions receive $17/hr before taxes and work 400 hours over the course of the semester (around 20 – 25 hours a week). To apply, you must be a current or recently graduated undergraduate student attending an institution in Phoenix or living in Phoenix yourself.
Please submit a letter describing your interest in this position and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 16, 2023.
The Phoenix ArtCorps
The Phoenix ArtCorps is a student employment program from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture that seeks to provide students with the comprehensive skills, mentorship, and experience they need to launch their arts and culture careers. To apply, students must be current or recently graduated undergraduate students at a community college, university, or other institution of higher education based in Phoenix (or live in Phoenix themselves). Applicants must be at least 18 years old. There are no other enrollment requirements. Students do not need to be majoring in the arts or similar fields to apply.